gmirror HD failure detection

Robin Becker robin at
Wed Sep 20 09:39:14 PDT 2006

After using Dru Lavigne's excellent article about 
Raid-1 I have a full Raid-1 mirror on a new rack server. I'm wondering if anyone 
can tell me how best to monitor the hardware status to detect imminent failure 
of one of the disks? Do I use something like smartctl in a cron or what?
Robin Becker

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